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2012 Intake, What brand should I go with and where should I buy it from??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wizzard005, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Wizzard005

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    Aloha all,

    I am going to order my intake tonight. I don't know what brand i should go with. I like how there is a TRD one, however I don't know if its worth the extra money over the others.

    Anyone have any input?

    Also, where should I buy it from if i get the TRD one.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    raswank

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    Don't bother none of them are worth the money. You already have a cold air intake
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    huh? truck doesn't come with a CAI.. Factory one is the sux in any car/truck
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    X2 just buy an aftermarket drop-in filter and it's just as good as any aftermarket CAI
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    GeauxTigers

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    a lot of people on this forum arent big on CAI's. People have done dyno'd their tacomas with various different ones and from what i remember, none of them are beneficial to have, unless you just want sound. No MPG or HP increases.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Well the truck is getting super Charger, so the Factory box isnt going to cut it... I didnt want people to bitch about if they work or not, i just want to know what the guys are running and if they are happy with it.

    Engine is a vacuum - I will leave it at that..
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Snorkel. It will actually improve your gas mileage.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I have a K&N CAI, and it just makes cabin louder. People on here (i think chris actually) dyno'd with CAI and without, results can sometimes suggest a power loss with CAI, * i think, again i think chris did those. Not entirely sure who did though.
     
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    This one looks like the bottom is cut open, I wanted to keep it sucking in air from the fender.

    My old truck did have a snorkel, it made the gas mileage really bad...

    my poor old 3.4L 4Runner with 35's


    I used to have a lifted with 33's Pathfinder , with a CAI, i would be able to keep up to a stock Pathfinder .. so in my mind CAI does in fact work or the stock would have been just a little faster but it wasn't,
     
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    you still able to wash those?
     
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    Work or not, the 2012 has additional fans or emissions equipment in the location where the cai usually goes. I'd hold off
     
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    Or use a vacuum cleaner. Me? Every three months I just take out the filter and tap it on the side of my tire to shake the dust out.
     
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    Get an aFe, essentially the same thing as the original TRD unit. You can find them online under three bills. Great build quality, sounds damn good too.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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    Maybe if he would have said in his original post he was getting a supercharger. People's answers would have been different. That is why when you post something with a certain answer you are looking for. INCLUDE ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION
     
  17. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    i have a K&N CAI on my Tacoma it has a little more git up and go... if you have anything bigger than 31.8 tires you wouldnt know the difference. just louder in the cab.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Anything made for an 05-11 will probablynot fit due to this. MAKE SURE you verify it fits on a 12.
     
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    Really?

    ["Seems to be breathing better w/it's stock filter than my '09 did with an aftermarket. I'm in a mountain area over 6000', so we've got lots of weird inclines and turns. Two turns always got lugging in my '09, both where each turn, sharper than 90 deg, is at the very bottom of a steep hill, where the best thing to do is really come to a complete stop, shift into first, and start back up. Me being me, I'd take them a little wide in 2nd (in light traffic), and no matter how well I set it up, my '09 always lugged. Not this. Seems to have better wind in the lower rpm."]
     
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